Raised Evangelical: A Call for Questions

Now that the Raised Quiverfull project is coming to a close, I have decided to start another project. While Raised Quiverfull covers young adults raised in families influenced by the Christian Patriarchy and Quiverfull movements, this new project will cover young adults raised in evangelical or fundamentalist families.

Before I make my call for question suggestions, I want to make a quick distinction. While evangelicals and fundamentalists usually endorse some form of patriarchal gender roles, that does not automatically make them part of the Christian Patriarchy and Quiverfull movements. In contrast, though, those involved in the Christian Patriarchy and Quiverfull movements are almost universally also fundamentalist or evangelicals.

Let me put it like this:

If your family attended a megachurch, frequented a Christian bookstore and listened to James Dobson on the radio, you were probably an evangelical.

If your family didn’t believe in drinking or dancing and your church’s dress code included long female hair and jean skirts, you were probably a fundamentalist.

If your family followed the teachings of Bill Gothard, Nancy Campbell, Mary Pride, Doug Wilson, Doug Phillips, Geoff Botkin, Jonathan Lindvall, Scott Brown, and Michael Pearl, or some combination thereof, you were probably involved in the Christian Patriarchy and Quiverfull movements.

If you have never heard of any of the leaders listed above, your family was probably not involved in the Christian Patriarchy and Quiverfull movements.

With that distinction made, I’d like to solicit questions from my readers. What sort of questions do you think I should include? What topics are you interested in seeing covered? And also, do you think I should do this project in panel form like Raised Quiverfull, or should I post the answers person by person instead?

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About Libby Anne

Libby Anne grew up in a large evangelical homeschool family highly involved in the Christian Right. College turned her world upside down, and she is today an atheist, a feminist, and a progressive. She blogs about leaving religion, her experience with the Christian Patriarchy and Quiverfull movements, the detrimental effects of the "purity culture," the contradictions of conservative politics, and the importance of feminism.


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